Several years ago, Tal Ezer, an oceanographer at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., was jogging through flooded streets, even though the sun shined and the weather had been nice for days. Government tidal predictions were off by a foot and he wondered why.

A computer that crunched data for climate studies sits in a football field-sized warehouse in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and has the computing power of 300,000 laptops. It's so robust that it can do more than 10 quadrillion simple math problems per second. It's called Titan.

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Dawn brightened the salt marsh as the Hurricane II left Little River, a small town about 25 miles up the coast from Myrtle Beach just before you cross over into North Carolina. The boat's destination was the Gulf Stream.

Toxic algae blooms are a growing worldwide menace that generate mysterious toxins. So why is the federal government poised to shut down a one-of-a-kind lab that solves these mysteries?

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South Carolina electricity customers could save as much as $1 billion a year thanks to the Obama Administration’s Clean Air Plan and steps here to shift from coal toward nuclear power.

But that savings could go up in smoke if South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and Gov. Nikki Haley have their way.

Law enforcement agencies have for decades used what’s known as field interview or contact cards to document everything from sketchy activity to random encounters with people on the street. But the digital age has greatly expanded the power and reach of this tool, allowing police to store ind…

More than 100,000 children are adopted in the United States each year and an untold number of prospective parents are duped by con artists offering up make-believe babies during the adoption process.

One year ago, nine black worshipers were slain during a weekly Bible study at Emanuel AME Church.

From the Carolinas to the open ocean, a warming planet threatens to disrupt plankton, which produce half of the oxygen on earth.

South Carolina elected officials and candidates have what amounts to a personal ATM that dispensed nearly $100 million since 2009 for such things as car repairs, football tickets, male-enhancement pills, GoPro cameras, overseas junkets and gasoline.

Babies in a broad swath of South Carolina come into this world with little better chance of survival than a child born in war-torn Syria.

An untold number of foster children in South Carolina custody are neglected, drugged, beaten and molested in group homes and institutions where the state warehouses them for millions of dollars a year at taxpayer expense.

When police pull the trigger in South Carolina, investigators fail to answer key questions about what happened, fail to document the backgrounds of the officers and demonstrate a clear pattern of double standards that favor police.